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HP7 — Draperies · My Hawaii Prob­lem is solved, or any­how I’m out of Big-Island pic­tures I feel com­pelled to share. Th­ese last two have ab­so­lute­ly noth­ing spe­cif­ic to the ge­og­ra­phy ...
 
HP6 — Greens · This, I promise, is the second-last out­burst con­se­quent up­on the Hawaii Prob­lem where my Light­room is all bul­gy with nifty Big-Island pho­to­s. To­day, shades of green at Aka­ka Falls State Park ...
 
HP5 — Lava Context · Hav­ing bom­bard­ed you with la­va pix while deal­ing with my need-to-overshare Hawaii Prob­lem, I thought it’d be nice to show the sto­ry of where the hot rock came from ...
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HP4 — Botanicals · Botan­i­cal gar­dens are A Good Thing. If you haven’t been to any, you should rec­ti­fy that soon­est. If you get to Hawaii’s Big Is­land, you should def­i­nite­ly drive north from Hi­lo and vis­it the Hawaii Trop­i­cal Botan­i­cal Gar­den. In this en­try, the Hawaii-Prob­lem you-gotta-see-these-pix monotony is re­lieved by sex ...
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HP3 — More Hot Lava! · I wrote about hik­ing across hard la­va to poke a stick in­to hot la­va, and the pic­tures were groovy, but I had more than I could squeeze in there, so here are the rest that are worth­while. Those who don’t sym­pa­thize with my Hawaii Prob­lem (the urge to force recent-vacation pic­tures down the world’s throat) will be hap­py to hear that there are on­ly a cou­ple more in­stal­ments af­ter to­day ...
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HP2 — The Last Palms · The Hawaii Prob­lem is when you come back from there with an ir­re­sistible urge to show off your pic­tures. To­day, some lone­ly palm trees ...
 
HP1 — Sea Turtles · HP stands for “Hawaii Problem”, which is what hap­pens when your friends come back from it and in­sist on show­ing you their pic­tures. Ex­cept for since this is the In­ter­net, no­body can in­sist you look at any­thing. Any­how, I have a few more I feel the urge to share, start­ing with sea turtles ...
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Tropical Mirrorless Research · I claim that watch­ing peo­ple pho­to­graph the Big Is­land is ef­fec­tive camera-futures re­search; and cam­era fu­tures are in­ter­est­ing now. So here’s some re­search. Oh, and Big Is­land pho­to­s ...
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Finite Surface Integral of the Earth · I have watched the piece­wise cre­ation of the world; new pieces burn gold-red, creep­ing in­to place like hon­ey, lethal­ly hot in the ocean-moist air ...
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Eight From Maui · Pic­tures, I mean. I sus­pect that many read­ers have been some­where in Hawaiʻi at least on­ce, and may find smiles in the pho­to­s. For those who’ve not, or who have but not to Maui, I’ve wrapped some words of ad­vice around the pic­tures ...
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Photo Notes · Re­marks from the pho­to world, in­ter­spersed with up­lift­ing Hawai’i snap­shot­s. It’s about emo­tion, not just tech­nol­o­gy ...
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Maui Ladies · Here are three pho­tos of two ladies tak­en on Maui, one of whom is ad­dressed with a cap­i­tal L ...
 
Island Food and Drink · Here­with some words on re­al ale, fake wine, and Fran’s Is­land Gril­l, with pic­tures for at­mo­sphere and a recipe even ...
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Honen Again · I’ve writ­ten be­fore about the Ho­nen mis­sion in La­haina on Maui, but I’ll nev­er vis­it this is­land with­out drop­ping by ...
 
Kā’anapali · This is the west­ern­most part of the is­land of Maui. It turns out the re­sort has exorbitantly-priced In­ter­net which doesn’t al­low any­thing but prox­ied Web ac­cess, which would mean that, among oth­er things, I can’t post to this space. So I’m on­ly gonna poke my head in at a café ev­ery few days ...
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Maui Bound · I’m off with the fam­i­ly to­mor­row for ten days in Maui, 15th through the 24th. We’ll be meet­ing an Aussie friend. Any­one else I know who’ll be there, drop me a line and we’ll get to­geth­er for a Mai Tai.
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Picture Frames · On this va­ca­tion, giv­en that Lau­ren is sev­en months preg­nan­t, we picked some­thing that was low-stress and low-adventure (s­tart­ing with the lo­ca­tion; there’s a di­rect Vancouver-to-Kona flight). I like loung­ing by the pool and sam­pling the lo­cal bev­er­ages as much as any­one, but with a deadline-free week, I al­so found time for some recre­ation­al pro­gram­ming. The re­sult is some­thing I call “Framer”, which gen­er­ates bor­ders and/or drop shad­ows for im­ages in most pop­u­lar for­mat­s. It writes PNGs with vari­able al­pha chan­nel so the drop shad­ows will look OK on any col­or back­ground. It has some op­tions and you’re free to use it, but it’s not problem-free and un­less there’s a lot of in­ter­est I’m not go­ing to open-source it. Il­lus­trat­ed with groovy Big Is­land sun­set pho­to­s ...
 
The Big Island · I’m good at va­ca­tion­ing; sleep a cou­ple hours ex­tra ev­ery night, lose all am­bi­tion, dis­con­nect from work. Here are some pho­tos from the Big Is­land, which is a good va­ca­tion spot, and re­marks on: palm trees, re­sort main­te­nance and eco­nomic­s, bad cloth­ing, lava, the size of things, where to buy fish, beer, fly­ing with the kid, weath­er fore­cast­s, Kailua-Kona and sea turtles ...
 
FSS: Hawai’i · Fri­day Slide Scan #27, like #26, has two twenty-year-old pho­tos from Hawai’i, the Big Is­land; but un­like last week, these are or­di­nary pretty-plant pic­tures. Like last week, I picked them be­cause we’re go­ing to be spend­ing the a week there, leav­ing to­mor­row, April 1. If any­one I know is go­ing to be there too, let’s get to­geth­er for a Mai Tai ...
 
FSS: Hawai’i · Fri­day Slide Scan #26 has two twenty-year-old pho­tos from Hawai’i, the Big Is­land; un­usu­al­ly for such pho­tog­ra­phy, nei­ther in­cludes the ocean, nor any flow­er­s, nor any plants even; there’s one non-native an­i­mal. They’re pret­ty enough, and that island’s in my mind be­cause we’re go­ing to be spend­ing the a week there start­ing next Sun­day, April 2nd. If any­one I know is go­ing to be there too, let’s get to­geth­er for a Mai Tai ...
 
Geometries On Maui · Do­ing that pretty-shapes post last night re­mind­ed me of a cou­ple of pic­tures hang­ing around from the Maui va­ca­tion that are the same, on­ly dif­fer­en­t ...
 
The Surfing Goat Dairy · I’d been mean­ing to write some traveler’s notes on Maui, they might be use­ful since lots of West Coast­ers go there; but to be hon­est, we planned our trips and trav­els based pret­ty well on the travel-guides and web­sites, and there are lots of them, and a lit­tle dis­crim­i­na­tion pro­duces good re­sult­s. The Surf­ing Goat Dairy would be an ex­cep­tion; we ran across one of their leaflets some­where, and if you’re go­ing to drive up Haleakala (and you should), they’re handily-placed for a vis­it on the way down. They’re a cou­ple of ex­pat Ger­mans and in among the goats they have a nice lit­tle low-key place to eat, sell­ing what they claimed were fo­cac­cias but in fact were crois­sants, load­ed up with var­i­ous com­bi­na­tions of their own fla­vored Chèvres and Fe­tas plus meats and veg­eta­bles. The food is ex­cel­len­t, the goats are charm­ing, the view is good, the air on the moun­tain­side is a plea­sure to breathe, and the mot­to is Da’ Fe­ta Mo’ Bet­ta; what’s not to like? In­sid­e, a pic­ture of a hand­some goat ...
 
The Pa’ia Sugar Mill · Pa’ia is a funky lit­tle town on Maui; its sug­ar mill closed in 2000 but is still there ...
 
St. Valentine’s Hibiscus · I had the good for­tune to grow up in a warm cli­mate, sur­round­ed by large hi­bis­cus bush­es, well-supplied most months with lus­cious trop­i­cal bloom­s, in our case usu­al­ly crim­son. But in Hawai’i they come in apri­cot too, and what could be more ap­pro­pri­ate for this day? ...
 
Buddha and the Insect · We were vis­it­ing the Ho­nen Bud­dhist Mis­sion in La­haina, and found the great Bud­dha there un­trou­bled by small things ...
 
Tiki Torches at Twilight? · I’m on va­ca­tion in Maui next week (Fe­b. 7-13). In the un­like­ly event that any oth­er sun­burnt geeks will be on the is­land, get in touch and let’s do a so­cial un­der the palm­s. Oh, the torch­es? Just an ex­cuse to rec­om­mend a tru­ly su­perb record­ing ...
 
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